Mid-week Inspiration: Rain, Wildflowers and God’s Promises
This week I wanted to share with you a picture from my back yard. I love this vine which I believe is a trumpet vine. The arbor is made from Cedar–my husband cut down a few of the smaller cedars and built it last year. But what amazes me is that the trumpet vine blooms, in spite of our drought which has been going on for several years now.
Isn’t that amazing? Hummingbirds come and hover around the blooms, drawing sustenance. Bees buzz in and out of the blossoms. The leaves provide shade. In the midst of drought, we have all of these blessings.
Which brings me to Deuteronomy 28:12
The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.
Isn’t that a lovely promise? Many of us in Texas are draw encouragement from those words. What promise from God’s word helps you through difficult times? Use the leave-a-reply at the top of this post and encourage someone else today.
Easter, St. Francis of Assisi and Music
This Sunday we sang “All Creatures of Our God and King.” What a lovely song, and what a timely reminder of God’s love Continue reading
Amish Beliefs, Part 2
Last week we talked about Amish beliefs in relation to specific spiritual teachings. Today I thought we’d talk about the role of family members. Remember, the comments below are what I have observed, but each community is Continue reading
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Miracles, Do You Believe In Them?
Usually my midweek post is an inspirational one. Something to encourage you and help you through your week. But today, I need a little help. I need you to answer a question, and it’s critical to the book I’m currently writing (more about that at a later time).
It’s kind of a simple question. DO YOU BELIEVE Continue reading
Amish home, Middlebury, IN
Amish Beliefs, Part 1
For the month of April we’re going to talk about what, exactly, the Amish believe. DISCLAIMER: What I share is true for the Amish I have personally met, but of course beliefs vary somewhat from district to district. Please keep this in mind. If you’ve experienced something different, we Continue reading
Texas Weather & April Showers
When I was growing up, I remember rain. Ha! But seriously, Texas is in desperate need of rain. One of the towns close to us (Mineral Wells) recently stated that they have enough water for Continue reading
Midweek Inspiration, Pictures from Murder Simply Brewed
I always find pictures inspiring. Today I thought I’d share with you some of the pictures I took while in Middlebury, IN researching the setting for Murder Simply Brewed. I hope that you enjoy them, and as Continue reading
An Amish Garden and Uncle Joe
I love dedicating books. For me it’s an important part of the writing process. When I began writing “When Healing Blooms,” a novella found in An Amish Garden, I knew right away who I wanted to Continue reading
Gardens, Butterflies and Books
Living Quilt-Shipshewana, IN
As you know, An Amish Garden released earlier this week. It was so much fun to write this book with Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Tricia Goyer! I do love gardening, although I’ll admit I’m not a pro. Most of the things I plant around my Continue reading
New Release – An Amish Garden
I’m so excited to share my newest release with you. An Amish Garden is arriving at your local store this week, and it will officially ship from Amazon, B&N, and CBD on Tuesday, March 18th.
This was my first novella collection to participate in, and I enjoyed it very much. What an honor to join Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Tricia Goyer! Our assignment was to write a story that Continue reading